Loading custom DSDT

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Wed Oct 26 13:56:29 UTC 2005

--On Tuesday, October 25, 2005 8:58 PM +0100 Richard Hughes 
<hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, but their systems admin (who does know what he is doing) needs a
> way to "fix" the problem, which in Fedora, he can't do.

Have you approached any of the RH-derived distros to do this? It sounds 
like you're asking RH to provide free fixes for broken hardware, in some 
cases obsolete and not supported by the original vendor. I don't see that 
flying. Instead, consider hiring someone to prepare a derived distro with 
the fixes you want.

For the benefit of lurkers who, like me, don't know what DSDT stands for, 
here's an excerpt from the Linux ACPI site:

> DSDT is an acronym for Differentiated System Description Table. This
> table contains the Differentiated Definition Block, which supplies the
> information and configuration information about the base system. It is
> always inserted into the ACPI Namespace by the OS at boot time.
> Unfortunately, many hardware vendors and OEMs are not capable of
> supplying fully functional tables (not even the members of the ACPI SIG),
> see also the blacklist.

This is from <http://acpi.sourceforge.net/dsdt/>.

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